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I've been getting big blood clots during my period. Is this normal ?
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
12 doctors agree
In brief: Can be...
If this is a change from your normal menstrual cycle please discuss this with your gyn; or primary care physician.

In brief: Can be...
If this is a change from your normal menstrual cycle please discuss this with your gyn; or primary care physician.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Getting checked will determine the cause, thus helping to resolve your problem. There are many causes,which if identified will get your periods back to normal(hopefull!!)
Theresa Yang
General Practice
5 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Women can get clots in their period on their heaviest days of bleeding, which is normal.
However, regular heavy periods with lots of clotting are abnormal and can be caused by changes in the uterus, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, miscarriage, fibroids, or a change in hormone balance. See your doctor if you are experiencing frequent clots or very heavy bleeding.

In brief: Maybe
Women can get clots in their period on their heaviest days of bleeding, which is normal.
However, regular heavy periods with lots of clotting are abnormal and can be caused by changes in the uterus, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, miscarriage, fibroids, or a change in hormone balance. See your doctor if you are experiencing frequent clots or very heavy bleeding.
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
Answer assisted by Theresa Yang, Medical Student
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, U Have Options
Depends on cause of heavy bleeding.
Need evaluation and sonogram. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.

In brief: No, U Have Options
Depends on cause of heavy bleeding.
Need evaluation and sonogram. Non-surgical options include: birth control pills. Lysteda (non-hormonal rx taken during period), Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Minimally invasive options: endometrial ablation (in-office), hysteroscopy polyp removal or fibroid resection; and only if these treatments fail then consider hysterectomy - vaginal or laparoscopic if possible.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Some women have heavier periods and blood clots.
Most women don't. So it depends on if that is normal for you or a change. It may be a good idea to see your gyn to make sure everything is ok.

In brief: Sometimes
Some women have heavier periods and blood clots.
Most women don't. So it depends on if that is normal for you or a change. It may be a good idea to see your gyn to make sure everything is ok.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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